Oh, how I enjoyed making this! My friend Rachel (who I went on the crochet course with) asked me to make her a tea towel but not really a tea towel - she wanted to frame and hang it in her kitchen so it was to be a thing of beauty, not something to dry the dishes with. The only stipulation was that it had to have "Somewhere over the rainbow" (the song from her wedding) and red shoes on it. I couldn't resist drawing a rainbow, and some stars, and going bananas with the coloured embroidery silks. Honestly, if I could have squeezed a tap dancing unicorn on there, I would have.
I've been thinking about why I like the white linen tea towel format so much, and I think it is the lure of a blank canvas, a clean slate. It reminds me of a piece of plain white paper and has the same promise and excitement that a new A4 colouring pad and pack of felt pens held for me as a child.
I am now planning, among five hundred other things, some tea towels (but maybe I should call them wall hangings?) for our about-to-be-decorated front room with song lyrics on. These are to be negotiated with John who is much cooler than me and would forbid anything too kitsch, and is also a complete music snob. I'm imaging Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, *whispers* Abba...
What song lyrics would you choose? Any favourite tunes that you really love?